HR Manager

Business Operations · Berkeley, California
Department Business Operations
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor


Reports to the Chief of Staff. Remote position, full-time.

Company Overview

 Deep Isolation is the first commercial supplier of borehole disposal systems for nuclear waste. Headquartered in Berkeley California, we operate internationally in this $500m market. Founded through a passion for environmental stewardship, scientific ingenuity, and entrepreneurship, Deep Isolation has developed a patented solution using directional drilling and inclusive community engagement to safely isolate waste deep underground. 


Deep Isolation is disrupting the nuclear waste disposal industry. We are making rapid progress in an industry that has been largely stagnant for 50 years. Since inception in 2018, Deep Isolation has raised $21M in funding and has signed contracts with several partners and customers.


We are offering an opportunity to join a talented team, in a fast-growing and exciting start-up. The right person can progress rapidly in our company and be part of bringing a game-changing solution to a pressing, unresolved environmental problem. We are looking for someone who is hands-on, hard-working, who can operate in a fast-moving start-up culture that is results driven.

Job Overview

We are looking for someone to autonomously manage day-to-day HR operations for the company and its UK subsidiary, and manage expected growth of the current workforce by 50% in the next 12-18 months. The Human Resource Manager will lead and direct the routine functions of the Human Resources (HR) department including hiring and interviewing staff, administering benefits, and leave, and enforcing company policies and practices.


The ideal candidate will have an extensive HR and recruiting professional background, deep understanding of Labor laws, and experience managing remote teams. Our company is 100% virtual, with teams spread across the world (including US West and East Coast and London, Europe). The HR Manager position plays a critical role in ensuring all operations are running smoothly and seamlessly.


This position will work from home, and reports to the Chief of Staff. We are looking for someone who can work with little supervision, able to take decisions autonomously, that enjoys working in a fast pace environment. The role requires a self-motivated professional who is capable of managing a heavy workload while prioritizing complex tasks in a startup environment. Must have the ability to operate with extreme organization, attention to detail, and a calm demeanor.

Responsibilities and Duties

Responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Supporting the Chief of Staff on all HR and administrative activities
  • Working with the leadership team to understand and execute the organizations human resource and talent strategy particularly as it relates to current and future talent needs, recruiting, retention, and succession planning.
  • Analyzing trends in compensation and benefits; researches and proposes competitive base and incentive pay programs to ensure the organization attracts and retains top talent.
  • Maintaining compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, for the company and subsidiaries; reviewing policies to maintain compliance.
  • Ensuring employees follow all policies and procedures
  • Suggesting changes in policies and procedures based on employee and company needs
  • Writing and maintaining the employee staff handbook, for the US company and its subsidiaries
  • Managing recruitment plans including posting jobs, screening candidates in accordance with HR methodologies and labor laws, training new staff
  • Managing all onboarding and offboarding procedures
  • Administrating benefits and team vacation
  • Managing the company quarterly milestone review and staff yearly performance review processes
  • Identifying with managers personnel training needs and career progression
  • Organizing all-wide company social events as well as put together relevant topics for In-Person Get-Togethers, Virtual Get-Togethers, and other company strategic reunions
  • Organizing retreats for executives, Board of Director meetings, Advisory Board meetings
  • Implementing procedures and initiatives for efficient communication workflows


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations in the US.
  • Knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations in the UK a strong plus.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organizations HRIS and talent management systems.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelors degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.
  • A minimum of five years of human resource management experience.
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP or related certification preferred.

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    • Location
      Berkeley, California
    • Department
      Business Operations
    • Employment Type
    • Minimum Experience